Laura Ibanez, PhD

Dr. Ibanez received a PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona, Spain and completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Carlos Cruchaga at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSM). Then, she joined the faculty at WUSM in 2020, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NeuroGenomics and Informatics Center (NGI-Center). Her research interest focuses on developing new, minimally invasive tools for rapid and accurate diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases to provide early detection and improve management. To do so, Dr. Ibanez uses transcriptomic data and state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools.